A Nation that Captured a Dream

By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown

4-july-2014Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, this July 4th, a new nation was conceived, different from all others — a nation that could and would capture the imagination of the world for centuries to come…a nation that captured a dream.

As REALTORS®, we have dedicated our professional lives to helping those around us help achieve one part of the dream, the right to own property. But today, helping our fellow Americans achieve that dream is not easy.

Facing a less than robust economy, lending restrictions and growing concerns in regards to both regulatory and legislative reform, our work is challenging. It requires persistent, ongoing effort to protect the right of property ownership, and to ensure access to achieve property ownership. But I believe with all my heart, that it is our American duty to do so.

As REALTORS®, we may not serve in uniform but we serve America and her people in a profound way.

This July 4th I hope all of us would feel a sense of pride in our work as REALTORS®, and feel a sense of duty in promoting and protecting that which our forefathers 238 years ago envisioned as one of the key elements of this new nation. In doing so, we will be able to help generations of future Americans realize an important part of that “American” dream.

Have a great 4th!

  1. Pauline Aunger

    Well said Mr. President!!


    Let’s all continue to defend property ownership rights and tax incentives associated with said dream. Elect only civil servants/politicians that are akin to our forefathers, and not those aligned with corporate interests – or who are concerned with their career over their constituency and personal fame. This is “WE the People.”

  3. mary

    No I did not celebrate the 4th of July because the liberals have taken away
    my Bill of Rights

  4. Rebecca Parry

    Very nicely said…